Wednesday 6 October 2010

LFW Diary SS11 Highlights: Kinder Aggugini

A designer I have admired from afar, this LFW I managed to get an invite to the SS11 showcase and was gutted that I couldn’t make the showing late on the Sunday evening, although I did watch it online, so I was there in spirit.

Inspired by a book titled, Travels in the Interior Districts of AfricaAggugini's animal tusk framed catwalk set the tone for the show with hints of animal print, leather fringing and tribal carving references peppered throughout. With heavily tailored structured jackets and belt buckles dominating, the safari theme was infectious, filtering through to elegant linen pieces and shirt dresses with oversized patch pockets.

My favourite garments were twisted draped silk dresses and maxi dresses with exquisite tie-dye prints in rich sunset hues of burnt orange and brown and midnight violets and rich navy blues. A subtle Africa themed collection – in comparison to what we witnessed on some of the catwalks last SS - Aggugini explored tribal influences by experimenting with clashing patterns juxtaposed with a range of eclectic accessories including rudimentary hats made from cardboard and newspaper bringing this exotic collection, back to the UK with a bang.

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